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. ♪ >> chris: unemployment drops below 8% for the first time in 44 months, both sides say romney wins debate one. with 30 days until the election, we'll discuss where the campaign stands now with republican senator kelly ayotte and democratic governor mark o'malley and, a debate guru explains the dos and don'ts. when 67 million people are watching. we'll ask brett o'donnell to review what obama and romney did in the first debate and what they should do better, next time. >>> plus, this week's face off between the vice presidential candidates. we'll ask our sunday panel the handicap, biden versus ryan. >>> and with the campaigns in post-debate spin cycle, we go on the trail. all, right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and, hello, again, from fox news in washington. big changes in the presidential race, this week. the romney campaign was reenergized by the governor' strong performance in the first debate, but president obama got a big boost with a new jobs report, that showed a sharp drop in the unemployment rate. we're going to have our own debate today, between democratic governor mark
a promise governor romney things i kept. i also promise i fight every single dayyon behalf of the american people, the middle class, and although striving to get into the middle class, i have kept that promise. if you will vote for me, then i will promise i will fight just as hard in the second term. >> the romney -- governor romney. >> this is an important election and i'm concerned about america. i am concerned about the taking over the last four years. i know this is bigger than an election about the two of us as indivvduals. -pit is bigger than our respecte parties. it is an election about the course of america. what kknd of america do you want to have for yourself and your children? there are two seven pads we begin speaking about this evening. we will have two more presidential debates and a vice presidential debate. we will talk about those two pads. -- paths. you do not have to just look at our work. you can look at the record. if the president would be reelected, you will see a middle-class squeeze. income going down, and prices going up. in come up p again. if i am president, i w
>> chris: i'm chris wallace. the romney-ryan ticket turns to the debates, to try to narrow the gap against president obama. ♪ >> chris: with 37 days until the election, we go on the campaign trail, with paul ryan. >> this is a high stakes election, we are giving the country a clear choice. >> chris: and sit down for an exclusive interview in which we discuss the economy, the new focus on national security. and, growing criticism of the romney campaign. paul ryan, only on fox news sunday. then... we'll preview wednesday's first obama-romney debate. we'll ask our sunday panel which each candidate needs to do to win the first first off. and our power player of the week, has spent almost half of his life, telling the inside story of how a president rose and fell from power. all, right now, on fox news. ♪ >> chris: and hello again, from fox news in washington. with just five weeks until election day, a new poll showing president obama leading in key swing states, the presidential debates may be mitt romney's last, best chance to turn the race around and we wanted to find out what th
>> chris: i'm chris wallace, with nine days until the election, obama an romney pull out all the stops. ♪ >> chris: it is the swing state show down. as the candidates crisscross the country. we'll discuss where the race stands and what issues matter most, with senators from the states who will decide the election. republicans rob portman of ohio. and ron johnson of wisconsin. democrats mark warner of virginia and mark udall of colorado and how does the electoral map look going in to the last week of the campaign, we'll ask the sunday panel where the race will be won and lost and from fine debate to around the clock rallies, we're on the stretch, on the trail. all, right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and, hello, again, from fox news in washington. we'll get to our coverage of the presidential race, in a moment. but, first, that huge storm that is bearing down on the east coast, threatening millions, as well as disrupting campaign schedules. here's the latest on the storm from the fox news extreme weather center, in new york. >> chris, yes, the storm likely we've nev
to pay even the reduced rate governor romney is talking about. that will create 800,000 jobs, the problem is they will be in china. or india. or germany. that is not the way we will create jobs. the way we will create jobs is not just to change our tax code, but also to double our exports. we are on pace to double our exports. that is why we have kept on pushing trade deals, but trade deals that make sure american workers and businesses are getting a good deal. governor romney talk about china. the private sector, governor romney's company invested in pioneers of outsourcing. that is not my phrase. that is what reporters called it. as far as currency manipulation, the currency has gone up 11% since i have been present because we have pushed them hard. we have put unprecedented trade pressure on china. that is why exports significantly increased under my presidency. babel helped to create jobs here. >> we had -- that will help to create jobs here. >> the iphone, ipad, they're all manufactured in china. labor is so much cheaper. how do you convince a great american company to bring that man
versus ryan is in the books. now, it is the debate rematch, for obama and romney. [♪] >> chris: with just 23 days, until the election, can the and -- come back from a bad night, and regain the upper hand? we'll talk with his campaign senior strategist, david axelrod. then, governor romney tries to build on his first debate, and continue his surge in the polls. we'll ask senior advisor, ed gillespie, how romney hopes to keep the momentum going, axelrod and ed gillespie, only on fox news sunday and also, more questions about the deadly terror attack on americans in libya. we'll ask our sunday panel about warnings the obama administration ignored, about the security threat in benghazi. and, the candidates learn the heat is on in the kitchen and on the trail. all, right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and, hello, again, from fox news in washington. with two presidential debates, in the next 8 days, and the polls getting much tighter, we may be reaching the decisive moment in the long race for the white house. we have questions for both sides, today, starting with david axelrod, senior
three debates. the presidneent himself said he had a bad night. romney's showing has put him ahead in state and national polls. the president described the race as 'tied' for the first time. this race is clearly neck and neck. unlike the first debate, where the moderator asked questions, this is a town hall debate. some of the people here will grill the candidates on foreign policy. the candidates may move around a bit. organizers say governor romney won the coin toss and chose to go first. the moderator is candie crowley, of cnn, the first woman in 20 years to moderate a debate. she's warned us to be quiet. now, candie crowley. >> good evening from hofstra university. i am candie crowley from cnn's state of the union. the gallup orgn anization chose 85 unaffiliated voters. the questions are knwoown to me and my team only. i hope to get to as many questions as possible. and because i am optimistic, i hope the candidates will keep their answers on point. they have two minutes and a two- minute follow-up. no cheering or booing or outbursts. we set that aside just this once to welcome
. ♪ >> chris: as obama and romney face off one last time, on foreign policy, we'll have our own debate. on the terror strike in libya, the upheaval in syria, and, iran's nuclear ambitions. democratic senator dick durbin, versus republican lindsay graham. durbin and graham, only, on fox news sunday. then, it has been a rollercoaster ride in the polls. we'll talk numbers with the man in charge of gallup, the grand daddy of polling firms, editor-in-chief, frank you newport and we are down to the final 16 days of the campaign. we'll ask our sunday panel, what to expect, in the race to the finish line. and, from a tense debate, to laughs over dinner, it was quite a week on the trail. all, right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and, hello, again from fox news in washington. with just 16 days until the election, president obama and governor romney meet one last time monday night for a debate on foreign policy. we want to preview the issues with a debate of our own, dick durbin, the number 2 democrat in the senate joins us from his home state of illinois and a top republican on foreign p
shepard smith. just moments from now, we expect president obama and his republican challenger, mitt romney, to take the stage for the first of three presidential debates. both candidates have spent most the cameras to prepare for tonight's debate. for governor romney, he has logged plenty of debate time during the gop primaries but he has not gone head-to-head the presidency untillnow. tonight's face-off will focus on domessic policy, including health care, the role of governments, and the number one issue on voters' minds, the economy. you can expect both candidates to have a say on the 8.1% of the unemployment rate and the national debt. keep in mind with early voting under way in 10 states already, many americans have already cast their ballots. still governor romney and presideet obama have plenty of opportunity to hurt or help their campaign in the next nine minutes. no cheering, no. now, the moderator, jim lehrer of pbs. >> good evening from maaness arena at the university of denver in denver colorado. i am jim lehrer of pbs news hour, and i welcome the new to the first of the 2012 p
states, many say it was good night as he traded jazz on jobs on healthcare and taxes. >>> governor romney has a perspective, if we cut taxes skew towards the wealthy, we would be bare off. >> i don't want to cost jobs, my priority is jobs so i bring down the rates. >> aggressive romney talks about what he will cut. >> i will eliminate all programs by this test. is the program so critical it is worth -- >> governor mitt romney is going to have a busy first day because he is going to repeal obama care among democrats as you can sitting down with them. >> and the next presidential debate is on october 16th in new york. >> time now 4:33, people gathered at debate watch parties and over flow crowds showed up in san jose and among those, political science professors. i think mitt romney did a great job, obama looked a little off his game. i think mitt romney did a better job tonight. >> i think the winner is the president because he is the president and his opponent has to be able to say why he should be better than the incumbent and i don't think that was necessarily done tonight. >> and a deb
. the initial reaction is, no big gaffes and no knockout in the first face-to-face. observers say mitt romney did what he needed to do, while the president seemed more low-key. we have coverage at the university of denver, where that debate was held. maureen naylor is in san jose, and amber lee is in walnut creek. we're going to begin right now with eric rasmussen. >> reporter: both president obama and mitt romney focused on their plans for the economy, and even had a lengthy debate about keeping obamacare. >> reporter: while the first debate started with a friendly greeting, even a mention of the president's 20th wedding anniversary, mitt romney came out swinging on the economy. >> the president has a view very similar to the view he had when he ran four years ago. that a bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more. >> are we going to double down on the policies that got us into this mess, or do we embrace a new economic patriotism. >> reporter: romney often looked directly at the president who instead addressed most of his responses to the audience, or the moderator. the
and later today attorneys are asking for a federal take over of the defendant. >>> mitt romney delivered a solid performance in his first case against president barack obama. >> i use that term with all respect. >> coming up, we will go live to our washington d.c. bureau and we will look at the poll results showing who won the debate and one comment that is ruffling if he is they ares. -- feathers. >>> he recently shared childhood photographs and he was killed on september 11th when protesters attacked benghazi. they have invited dignitaries to share their memories. >>> the blue angels are invited up in the skies for a practice run before this weekend's big fleet we can show. chopper 2 was there when this flying team arrived in the pay area tuesday. go from 12-4 and there is a meet and greet which starts at 7:15. you can get more information about the blue angels schedule and see the many festivities this weekend. just go to our website www.ktvu.com and click on hot topics. >>> how is it going this morning? >> it is good, i just read a story about the blue angels and we will keep remindi
as romney was building strength in the other night's debate. i saw s&p futures, spx, moving higher about six points, so there's a definite correlation. > > we talked about intrade last week and how obama was overbought and it was time to buy romney, so i'm using this as a point to sell romney, make some profits. but, you're going to credit this jump because of the debate. that's ridiculous. what about the first 6000 points that got the s&p up to four-year highs? that didn't have anything to do with it? > > i'm not going to take that away from obama- hold on a second. the point is, i think obama was completely factored in. i think romney didn't even have a chance of winning up until last night, and i think the market realized- > > yes it did bounce back. > > round 2: the gas stunt? there's a political ploy right now of selling gas at $1.84, around the price when the president took office. of course, americans for property is backing this. they're pitching in a couple of dollars so americans can get cheaper gas. do we want gas to go back to those levels? > > absolutely positively not. anybody
are taker rom is andney -- takers and romney points out 47%, he is talking about my mother and father. he is talking about the people that built this country. all they are looking for is an even shot. levelve done it when you the playing field and they want peace of mind. the president and die on not going arrest until that playing field is level. -- to rest until the playing field is level. until they can turn to their kids and say, it is going to be ok. that is what this is all about. >> congressman ryan. >> i want to thank you as well, martha. i want to thank you, joe. it has been an honor. we face a big choice. what kind of country are we going to be? what kind of country are we going to give our kids? president obama had his chance and made his choices. his economic agenda, spending, borrowing, higher taxes, a government takeover of health care, it is not working. millions of americans are struggling to work and 15% are in poverty. this is not what a real recovery looks like. you deserve better. we want to earn your support. we are offering real reforms for every american. mitt romne
. >>> she wants mitt romney to stop talking about her son. >>> good morning. >>> westbound 24. we will tell you about the morning commute. you. we know you. we know you have to rise early... and work late, with not enough sleep in between. how you sometimes need to get over to that exit, like, right now. and how things aren't... just about you anymore. introducing the all-new, smart-sensing... honda accord. it starts with you. . >>> new this morning, rescuers pulled a construction worker from a collapsed building. the man was trapped in the rubble for 13 hours. he is now in extremely critical condition. the garage had been under construction when it -- under construction when it fell. they are still searching for one worker who is still missing. >>> in the race for the white house, vice-presidential candidates meet for their one on only debate. they say the steaks are high for mitt romney and his republican rival. good morning >> reporter: it is the first and only face off for these candidates but the outcome could shift the momentum in this contest. the race for the white house is now focu
at 9:25 this morning and in a speech last night, he said mitt romney's economic plan would be bad for the country. >> i have seen too much pain and struggle to let this country get hit with another top down economics. -- is another round of top down economics. >> a tech round table war 25 supports -- where 25 supporters paid $40,000 each, the president was heard and they were there to support president barack obama. >> i want to give all the support i can and i get to see the president. >> protesters also showed up to greet the president. there were protesters against the war and protesters against the crackdown on medical marijuana. >>> in criticizing mitt romney for cutting public funding for public television including sesame street, elmo is now on the run. >> elmo has been seen in a white suburban. he is driving for the border. >> now that comment is being interpreted as a comment to o.j. simpson who fled in a white bronco after his wife was killed. >>> meantime mitt romney is sounding more confident on the campaign trail coming up at 6:15, the new poll members showing the str
of an impact but tonight could be the big exception. gov. mitt romney announced in the polls after his strong performance. vice-president biden will likely try to make some lost ground up. tonight's topic, domestic and foreign possibilitpolicy. tonight will be about the economy. an issue that the pundits say will likely decide this election. each campaign offers a vastly different approach to tackling the tough issues including how to lower the nation's 7.8% unemployment rate and how to rein in the national debt that tops $16 trillion. each nominee has 90 minutes to convince the voters that his to get is the best. from abcs moderator is marth news. >> good evening and welcome to the first and only vice- presidential debate of 2012. sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. i am honored to moderate this debate between two men who have dedicated much of their lives to public service. tonight's debate is divided between divided and domestic foreign-policy issues and i will move back and forth between foreign and domestic because that is what a president or vice-president will have to
romney debated foreign and domestic policies, this time in a townhall format with un-decided voters. "we have not made the progress we need to make to people back to work. that's why i put out a 5-point plan that gets americans 12 million new jobs in 4 years and rising take home pay." "gov romney says he has a 5- point plan. gov romney has a 1 point plan and that plan is to make sure that folks at the top play by a different set of rules." "any investments i've made have been in a blind trust. and i understand they do include investmnents outside the united states and in chinese companies. mr. president have you looked at your pension? have you looked at your pension? mr. president have you looked at your pension? "you know i don't look at my pension, it's not as big as yours...it doesn't take as long...i don't check it that often." "look at your pension. you also have investments in chinese companies." the next debate happens next monday night in florida. the topic will be foreign policy. money talks in this election. matt nesto of yahoo finance is here via skype. good morning. ple
about enterprising. within minutes of mitt romney's controversial comment that he had hired "binders full of women" in tuesday's presidential debates, content flooded the internet. binders- full-of-women became a trending topic on twitter, a facebook page appeared with more than 200,000 "likes," and the phrase became the third-most searched item on google. one woman grabbed the tumblr name "binders full of women" and had a following of thousands within a half an hour. still to come, a movie that proves you can make a killer hit by spending very little. that's later in movies and money. but first, why a chinese business is thriving in greece. we'll hear from a reporter who is on the frontlines, next. european leaders left athens on good terms yesterday before heading into a critical meeting today about greece. members of the so-called troika report the cash-strapped country is making progress toward obtaining another bailout. greek officials say they will run out of money next month without more aid. the troika, made up of officials from the imf, european commission and european cent
romney delivered a solid debate in his first debate with president barack obama. >> i use that term with all respect... >> coming up at 6:12, we will go live to denver and hear more on how they challenged each other on healthcare taxes and the deficit. >>> blue angels will be here this afternoon. news chopper 2 was here when they arrived in the bay area on tuesday. at 12:30 they are scheduled to hold a practice flight over the building and you fans can meet the pilots at pier 39 which starts at 7:15. you can get the rest of all of this. look at the hot topic section right there on the home page. >>> sal? >> i am just on the phone with bart. >> she said -- the nice lady, deborah, thank you very much. >> hold on, please, i am on television. >> i wanted to hear what she was saying. she said that the bart delays are spreading out and they should be gone in an hour or so. she was telling me that the bart delays are still 20 minutes and now tapes are moving at full speed and some are delayed as much as 20 - 30 minutes. i just got the rundown, and all level savage is on this story. we got
on the president's visit, including video of his arrival at sfo. >>> republican presidential candidate mitt romney, according to a survey released today, 49% back mitt romney. 45% supporting president obama. mittaccording to polls, president obama stayed even at 48% before and after last week's presidential debate. governor romney saw a bounce up to 47%. but unemployment numbers could still give the president a boost in polls. mitt romney is using foreign policy to sharpen his attack on president obama. coming up what he would do differently to restore peace to the middle east. >>> mi pueblo is being hit with a boycott today. groups are falling on mi pueblo to rescind its decision to participate in a program that checks the immigration status of workers. they joined the program after federal immigration officials launched an audit in august of the immigration status of workers. >>> business owners are dealing with a fall out of a protest. ktvu's paul chambers is live with how one leader is saying the mayor needs to do more. >> reporter: before we get oo that, police -- to that, police tell me they
to that speech. in that speech, the president references his debate with mitt romney and he had a lack luster performance and here is how he referred to it. >> after that speech, people say don't be so polite, don't be so nice... [applauds] >> but i want everybody to understand something, what was being presented was not leadership, that is salesmanship. >> now along with supporters, there were protesters specifically people protesting the federal crackdown on medical marijuana and there were protesters protesting the war in afghanistan and there were people who protested the president's speech in this fundraising visit. you can see the streets are closed and they will remain closed until at least 9:00 this morning and the president is scheduled to leave san francisco at 925 and he had -- 9:25 and he is headed to ohio. ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> one of his speeches is getting criticism. he is threatening to cut funding for sesame street and the popular character elmo is now on the run. >> elmo has been seen in a white suburban and he is driving for the border. >> now that comment is be
and candidate mitt romney. in his speech last night, president obama criticized mitt romney's plan. >> the centerpiece of mitt romney's plan is a $5 trillion tax cut skewed toward the wealthy. he's been pitching this plan for almost two years now. >> boo! >> no, no. don't boo. vote! >> reporter: there were protesters as well. people protesting the crackdown on medical marijuana. there were anti-war protesters an romney supporters as well were gathered -- and romney support as well were gathered. you are looking at some highway patrol officers who just arrived here about five minutes ago. it looks like they are preparing possibly for the presidential motorcade that will probably happen here sometime in the next couple of hours. the streets are closed to vehicle traffic. you can see pedestrians are getting through here just fine. we've seen some intercontinental employees actually having to go to the police and show them their work i.d.s just so they can get through. it is pretty high security. now the, the president will -- now, the president will leave here and head to ohio where h
threat. some of the officers could potentially be disciplined. >>> president barack obama and mitt romney face off tonight in denver. the format will be a little different than past presidential debates. we will hear what issues will get special emphasis tonight. >>> all lanes are back open after a big accident at about he 10:30 last -- at about 10:30 last night. the man slammed into the suv and the other driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. they shut down the area until they clear the scene. >>> three vehicles including an ambulance have been damaged since thursday. one driver even suffered some injuries when an object came crashing right through his windshield hitting his arm. all three incidents happened near g street, anybody with information is asked to call police. >>> the man accused of snatching a nine-year-old from a restroom in san mateo is facing new charges. they are tying the man to an incident that happened in march. he photographed a group of nine- year-old girls from underneath a restroom stall and is currently being held on felony kidnapping an
channel 2 morning news. >>> time now 5:03, president barack obama and mitt romney will hold their second debate in new york. coming up, the very important group of candidates they hope to win over to in tonight's debate. >>> the 52-year-old stevens is one of the four americans killed during the september 11th attack on ben -- in benghazi libya. the memorial begins at 4:30 in the city hall rotunda. >>> the pentagon and state department want to help libya create a force to attack the militia in benghazi. the money was budgeted for pakistan and in order to build anee light force -- an elite force they could have over 200 troops. >>> they are shocked by the department's lack of progress. the police department took a step back falling out of come by answer with being able to track officers engaging in bad behavior. it is a last report before a judge hears more and decides to place the department under federal control. >>> they are deciding whether to host the super bowl in 2016 or 2017. they are taking the list and if selected san francisco will be the host city but the game will be played at
obama and mitt romney head to the podium in denver tonight for round one of the debates. expect plenty of heated conversation on the economy. out of six 15-minute segments, 3 will focus on the nation's finances. the economy remains a top issue for voters. and many americans are anticipating a victory from the president. pew research reports 51% of voters say they think obama will win in tonight's broadcast. an analyst with the sunlight foundation tells first business that the pressure is on for the romney campaign. "in the polls it looks like romney is falling behind and falling further behind in the battleground states. although nationally it's a very close election, he's been hammered in the battleground states. the debates can be a great equalizer for him, but also that increases the pressure on him, whereas i think we are going to see barack obama playing a lot more defense." that was bill allison of the sunlight foundation. at long last, a wall street firm is being sued for fraud in connection with the housing crash. the suit was filed monday by the new york attorney general. the
business. gov romney's central economic plan calls for a 5 billion dollar tax cut, on top of the extension of the bush tax cuts-- that's another trillion dollars and 2 trillion dollars in military spending that the military hasn;t asked for. that's 8 trillion dollars. how we pay for that, reduce the deficit, make the investments we need to make without dumping those costs on the middle class americans is one of the central questions of this campaign. president barack obama and former governor mitt romney adapted to the new format of debate, six segments of 15 minutes each. the next presidential debate is october 16th. mr. romney is expected to hit the airwaves today with a barage of tv ads. according to the new york times, the romney camp has been quietly increasing its ad spend, and could shell out up to $13 million in commericials in swing states. meanwhile, president obama is outpacing mr. romney with tv ads. the times reports it's especially noticeable in flordia, where pro-obama ads outnumber pro-romney ads by nearly 50%. the obama camp is also strategically spending large amounts o
he was cited while visiting his mother in august. >>> president obama and mim rot knee mitt romney are back on the campaign trail after squaring off tonight. >> what i talked about was a new economic patriotism that is rooted in the belief of a strong thriving middle class. >> analysts say during the debate he failed to mention his accomplishments and did not counter many of the charges thrown his way by governor romney. >> i saw the president's vision as trickle down government and i don't think that is what america believes in. i see instead a prosperity that comes through freedom. >> mitt romney celebrated the successful first day bait with a surprise pit stop there in denver. he is set to attends events in virginia later today. >>> the polls conducted last night suggest mitt romney was the clear winner of the efficiency presidential debate. a cnn poll of 430 people who watched the debate showed 67% thought romney won compared to 25% who thought president obama won. the cbs news poll of undecided voters found 46% siding with romney, 22% for mr. obama. and 32% saying it was a tie
poll finds that since their first debate, mitt romney has pulled even with president obama. according to gallup's daily tracking survey, 47% of registered voter and 47% -- voters support the president and 47% back romney. and governor romney slammed president obama's foreign policies this morning during a speech at the virginia military institute. he says the president is leading from behind instead of using the country's power to shake history. romney also portrayed the administration as weak for changing its explanation for last month's deadly attacks on the us consulate in libya. >> this latest assault cannot be blamed on a reprehensible resolving israel. no, the administration has finally conceded these attacks were the deliberate work of terrorists. >> the obama campaign is dismillsing romney's speech -- is -- is dismissioning romney's speech -- dismissing romney's speech,. >>> the president is arriving here in the bay area. he's in kern county right now to dedicate a memorial to the late leader cesar chavez. he's speaking there. you can barely see him. he's greeting some support
that shows that mitt romney now taking the lead. ally has a report on the president's time in san francisco. >> reporter: people lined up along the barricades on fifth and howard in san francisco to wave at the presidential motorcade. deb considers herself a mitt romney supporter but still wanted to catch a glimpse of the president. >> i'm excited that he is here. i tuned in to some of the reports last night, and it was very interesting. and just happy to be a part of this. >> reporter: this was president obama's@visit to the bay area. his focus was fund raising. >> it's good for him. he needs to raise money. >> i think it's a good piece of support for him. i think he should visit us often. >> reporter: yesterday 6,000 people lined up to hear the president speak, paying two to $7,500 a ticket. after what most analysts say was a lackluster debate performance last week, mr. obama sharpened his criticism calling governor romney's tax plan a relapse to the past. >> it's to let wall street run wild again, but he's going to bring the hammer down on sesame street. >> reporter: some supporters were
voters are registered as democrats. 30% as republicans and about 20% as independent. >>> mitt romney spent the day in a crucial battleground state of ohio. republican presidential candidate for the guys -- criticized obama for what he says, a misguided focus on big bird. this comes after the president slammed romney for wanting to pull federal funding from pbs. >> the income of the families in america has gone down. in times like this, what is he talking about? saving big bird. what i am president, i will help save the american family and get good jobs for every american. >> the obama campaign has said romney's efforts disrupt pbs and federal funding will do little to help the deficit problem. >>> president obama take a break from the campaign trail. in his address, he talked about the rebounding auto industry. and that has been a topic to run his campaign. he says a few years ago, the industry was struggling. and now auto sales are at four year highs. >> this is something the american people should be proud of. it is a reminder that when the american people put their minds to so
-- ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >>> president obama and his opponent mitt romney are both in new york ahead of tonight's second presidential debate. mr. obama landed at kennedy airport not long ago after a flight from virginia. he spent the last three days at a retreat practicing for tonight's face-off. the president is under pressure to provide a more lively performance at tonight's debate and recapture points lost in the polls. romney is enjoying a strong forward momentum as the perceived winner of the first debate. he landed in a long island suburb earlier today ahead of the debate. he's also spent several days in practice sessions with a companion who played the president's role. >>> tonight's debate puts the pressure on both candidates facing different circumstances. it also takes place with a different forum, fielding questions from undecided voters. reporter john roberts has a preview. >> reporter: the stage is set again for president obama and republican nominee mitt romney to face off. this time on long island not far from the big apple. the second of three presidential debat
's fans. >>> in less than one hour, president obama and governor mitt romney will face off in colorado at the university of denver for the first of three debates before election day. it could be a pivotal night for what polls are suggesting is a very tight race for the white house. >> reporter: in many ways, the debate has taken over the university of denver campus. security is tight around the debate hall. thousands of students and faculty will take in history. >> i'm just hoping questions are answered and i can be more informed when i vote. that's what i'm looking for. >> i'm very interested in what obama and romney will say, especially about like obamacare, the health care and all that. >> reporter: the debate will take place inside maggens arena, moderated by jim leher. after mitt romney is trailing in the polls, many expect him to come out swinging. >> i think he needs to fight a little bit. obviously, he's not the kind who will play dirty, but i think step it up a little. >> i think you're going to see both sides with as much fire as they possibly have, you know. you're going to
romney meet in florida for their third and final debate. tonight. tonight's debate focuses on foreign policy. coming up the latest poll numbers in the presidential race just 15 days away from the election. if you plan to vote in the upcoming election, you need no be registered by tonight. janine de la vega is live at the registrars office in san jose with more on why they are making a big push for south bay residents to come out and sign up. >> reporter: the registrars office here in san jose is going to open up in the next three hours. that is when they will begin their big push to get people to register. you can see this is where people it's a drop box for ballots for people to already drop their ballots off. they there be represented as workers -- there will be representatives here from the registrars office until midnight work song people can fill out their forms to register in time for the presidential election. typically here in santa clara county if you look at the past voter turnout people come out in strong numbers. in 2008 during the last presidential election. 86% of regist
they could replace a cracked beam. >>> 6:04. president obama and mitt romney meet tonight in florida for their third and final debate. now this debate will focus on foreign policy. coming up at 6:15 the very latest poll numbers in the presidential race just 15 days out from the election. if you are planning to vote in the upcoming election, you need to register by tonight. ktvu janine de la vega live at the registrars office in san jose to tell us why they are making a big push for the residents in the south bay to come out and sign up. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dave. we have been driving all around san jose asking people -- the registrars office of voters in santa clara county will open up at 8:00 a.m. and stay open until midnight tonight. tyically in the -- typically in the county they come to the polls in the years -- 86% of registered voters cast their ballot. while voting for the president is a big draw, we found some voters that were focused on other issues. >> i would say more schools. they are doing all kinds of cut backs for schools. i think they shouldn't be
that will create jobs, reduce the deficit and unlike mitt romney i'm proud to talk about what is in my plan. [ cheers ] >> because my -- my math actually adds up. >> he flew to denver after that and goes to burbank, california next for a tape aid eastern on "the tonight show" and continues with a campaign event in las vegas. tomorrow he stops in florida, virginia and ohio where he plans to vote in chicago. and mitt romney is also pushing his campaign into overdrive. >> what you are seeing from the obama campaign is an incredibly shrinking campaign. the president is out of ideas. he's out of excuses and in november you are gonna make sure he's out of office. [ cheers ] >> after a rally in red rock, colorado last night, mitt romney is taking stops in nevada, iowa and ohio today. we have these live pictures right now of mitt romney. polls show the two candidates are neck-and-neck with some key king swing states, favoring mitt romney -- key swing states favoring mitt romney, others are favoring president obama. p. >>> as we mentioned -- >>> as we mentioned steve paulson is keeping an eye on the
himself. >> in election 2012 news, all eyes on denver as romney and the president get ready for their first debate on wednesday night. romney insiders say the debate is important for the republican nominee who has had a rough few weeks on the trail. two former candidates predict romney will do well. >> reporter: the clock is ticking down to wednesday's debate with president obama and romney getting ready to go head to head for the first time and supporters weighing in on who is best prepared. >> i think both are excellent in their own way. you could argue mitt has had a lot more recent experience obviously. also, part of it depends on who is moderating. >> through at least 20 debates in the course of the primaries and gingrich himself just the other day said that he is the best debater. . republican said they think is he a great debater. >> reporter: romney used rob port man to act as his opponent while preparing for the debates and kerry played the role of romney's stand in. >> the president has a day job. he has been president and has not had the time to practice. all w
7:06. >>> in election news mitt romney's campaign is re- energized after what many are calling a solid performance in the debate with president obama. >> i apologize mr. president, i use that term with all respect. >> coming up for you at 7:15, which of the candidates did the best according to debate watchers surveyed and also a closer look at some of the statements made about tax cuts. >>> in other news a memory is being planned in san francisco for am bas discoer chris stephens, killed in libya. his parents shared photos with us here at their home in oakland. stephens was killed september the 11th when protesters attacked the u.s. embassy in been been ben ben gazi. they are doing that there. >> they are doing that blue angels show there. and get more information about that and the rest of the festivities in san francisco, go to ktvu.com and look for the hot topic section and there is a lot going on. >> a lot going on. >> uh-huh. >> you always warn drivers to be careful. >> keep your eyes on the road. >> keep your eyes on the road. we keep our eyes on sal. >> traffic is doing
crackdown on medical marijuana. there were some mitt romney supporters there as well. he stayed at the high yacht and earlier this morning we should see the motorcade. allie rasmus ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well on the campaign trail in the rain, mitt romney told supporters in virginia... >> america needs this, we must restore america's strength and i will do it with your help. >> mitt romney along with with the governor of virginia made a stop at an elementary school as the student started cheering as the motorcade raced by. you will find it in the video player on our front page. >>> police continue to look for answers after two people were shot to debt inside a car in west oakland. it happened just before 10:00 last night. police received several reports of fun shots in the area and witnesses say they saw somebody walk up to the car and fire. >>> attend-year-old autistic -- a 10-year-old autistic boy is safe after being separated from his family last night. it's more than three miles away from when he got lost earl yes in the evening and police say the boy was not hurt. >>> a hercu
. >> president obama and mitt romney spar from their debate. who won the foreign policy match -- spar in their debate. who won the foreign policy debate? well, good morning. i'm dave clark. >> i'mer to campbell. >>> we're following developing news. there was a lot of police activity during the last hour. alex savidge is live on 13th avenue and 19th street and alex, we hear you have new developments. >> i was able to talk with a sergeant here from the oakland police department who said this operation was part of a larger series of search warrants and arrest warrants served throughout the city. this street was blocked off for several hours this morning is now back open. but just up the block, police are inside of a home. want to show you what this looks like. a s.w.a.t. tame converged on a home here at 13th avenue near 19th street -- team converged on a home here at 13th avenue near 19th street. a man and a woman were taken from a house here. it's unclear what the charges are. a sergeant on the scene confirms to me that a number of people, more than just those two, were taken into that
mitt romney won. but the president's favorability only increased to 1% and it was pretty much the same for romney whose paverrability picked up to 54%. the candidates are on a campaign -- favorability picked up to 54%. the candidates are on a campaign blitz today. >>> back here at home, b.a.r.t. says it is making noticeable improvements with cleaner trains. for the first time in 15 years, b.a.r.t. says it reached its goals for cleanliness. b.a.r.t. started to replace hundreds of the cloth seats with easy-to- -clean vinyl seats. new ones are being -- easy-to- clean vinyl seats. new ones are being installed. >>> the prices for the game, they are more expensive here than destroy, sal. >> there's a little more money chasing here. >> it's not cheap getting to the world series in any city. if you are trying to get there using public transportation tonight, the city of san francisco is urging you to use muni or b.a.r.t. we'll talk about that. i want to take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. a lot of people trying to get into san francisco right now. this afternoon before the game, you are
romney is super hot because she super gorgeous. >> now meet miss super supporter who's super-charged up. >> the reason i'm voting for mitt romney is -- >>> and we've got animals doing unlikely things. the feline with a lifeline for a friend. >> oh! >> what? >>> this video is nerve-racking. we saw this on nrk, a network in norway. this was during a shoot for a series they have called "normal madness." the guy you're seeing, his name is richard henrikson, a surgeon who also enjoys going base jumping. this is where they're base jumping from during this shoot. >> that's high. >> that is high, gayle. they are some 3,937 feet above sea level, and as you can see, they've rigged up a high bar apparatus for richard. richard also has a passion for gymnastics. so he decided to meld the two of his passions together. gymnastics and base jumping. so this is how richard is going to beg. he has his packon, ready to go. this isisla watch whahappens. >> whew! >> oh! >> oh, no, no, no. >> a bolt breaks. the apparatus comes apart and richard goes tumbling -- the camera goes to this guy, who's the host of t
because of the movie. >>> president obama and mitt romney traded political jabs at a charity dinner event in new york last night. >> the president's remarks tonight are brought to you by the letter o and the number $16 trillion. >> i went shopping at stores in midtown. i understand governor romney went shopping for stores in midtown. >> coming up at 5:15 which candidate is having the last laugh in the latest poll. >>> time now 5:03. the big college game tomorrow. cal and stanford battling for the ax tomorrow. the 115th big game. this year though is the 30th anniversary of this. the play. 1982 cal scored the winning touchdown after five laterals. the big game is traditionally held on the third saturday of november but this year the pac 12 athletic director said that caused problems for the master schedule. because of that schedule change the traditional friday night bonfire rally won't be held in greek theater because it's already booked for a bob dillon concert. instead they will hold a rally at edwards' field. >>> this mornings radar game may be blacked out. but they have given them a on
in an important swing state. washington post found president obama and mitt romney almost tied along likely voters. 49% supporting romney, 48% supporting president obama. there's a time magazine poll showing president obama holding on to a 5 point lead in the crucial battleground state of ohio. 49% of those surveyed favoring the president, 44% supporting mitt romney. however both president obama and mitt romney continues their big campaign push today. they're focusing their efforts on the swing states. coming up for you, president obama is doing something today that no president has ever done before. >>> sal is wide awake, still have some voice despite some yelling and cheering class night. >> just a little bit. lot of clapping. good morning everybody. you trying to get into san francisco or you driving in the east bay heading down to the bay bridge, for example if you're on the east shore freeway, you're going to like what you see so far. it is a nice looking drive there. no major problems between richmond and oakland and berkeley. little bit overnight wet road. hayward and fremont the traffic th
swing state. romney with a slight edge, 49% backing romney. 48% backing the president. a "time" magazine poll shows president obama holding on to a five-point lead in ohio. 49% favoring the president and 44% supporting romney. both candidates are focusing their efforts on the swing state. >>> 7:07. the fbi now joining a search for a missening petaluma boy who may be -- missing petaluma boy who may be heading to the east coast, new york city, to meet a pennsylvania man what he met online. his parents say they discovered communication on his parents student and children. they believe -- communication on his parents' computer. >>> there was a theft at a dental office in vallejo. police broke into the office and tanks were taken. those tanks are used to calm down anxious patients. >>> facebook says the foundation that will offer grants to nonprofits in the south bay will start to award funds at the end the year. they say $500,000 in grants will be distributed to number profits. the investment is part of a deal, in exchange -- in exchange for almost doubling the number of employees. sal says
shot him. >>> president obama and mitt romney came out swinging in their second debate last night. >> the president's policies have been exercised over the last four years and they haven't put americans bark to work. we have fewer people working today -- >> coming up at 7:15, the winner of the debate, according to the overnight polls. >>> here in the bay area, some students at st. mary's college gathered to watch the debate and share their reaction. >> i feel like obama stands for the minority. i have always been a obama supporter. >> i think that romney did a very good job. he was able to nail obama really, really well on pivotal points that will be important for this election. >>> reports of a shared workspace for computer programmers in silicon valley may have solved a compliance problem. the company discovered the problem and the business plans to move in this december. >>> the san mateo bridge is temporarily closing the day after tomorrow. caltrans will shut down the span for the weekend so crews can about out there and make quake repairs. they plan to fix a cracked beam. the
. -- in denver. he accused mitt romney of misleading voters and joked it wasn't the real mitt romney on stage with him last night. mitt romney made a surprise appearance at a meeting in denver. his sons introduced him. mitt romney referred to trickle down government and said he doesn't think that is something the american people believe in. twitter says last night's debate was the most tweeted about event in twitter's history. mitt romney was the clear winner according to twitter. they found 47,000 tweets with the word romney in there, versus 30,000 referring to president obama. in 30 minutes, what a lot of people are talking about, mitt romney's comment about cutting funding for pbs. a local station tells us how the viewers are responding. >>> fbi investigating the death of u.s. ambassador chris stevens, spent 12 hours at the scene of the attack. u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others were killed one month ago. attorney general eric holder said the probe has been ongoing and it took till now to visit because of security problems. >>> dedication. dedication to finish the job that they
today, the latest polls find mitt romney drawing even with president obama in florida and virginia but in ohio the president still holds a 6 point lead over mitt romney. mitt romney's strong debate performance gave him momentum. >> don't make over reaction or under reaction based on any one poll. >> president obama and governor romney will face-off in two more debates. how will you vote? take the ktvu election quiz and find out who is best for you. "like" ktvu channel 2 news on facebook and you will find the quiz there. >>> a vehicle found burned near this field. turns out it belongs to a missing mother, how this development is helping the investigation. >> a cloudy and cool >>> an update on breaking news. we have confirmed a neighborhood has been evacuated around the 3700 block of georgia street. that is not far from penny cook elementary school. we are told that explosives had been found in a house on that block and that one person has been taken into custody. we have a news crew heading over to get new details on the story. >>> the search intensified for a missing mother. ktvu's
romney continue to target swing states today as the latest unemployment figures are set to be released in about an hour. president obama will visit virginia, then ohio. democrats are regrouping following wednesday's disappointing debate. president obama accused republican challenger of mitt romney of being dishonest. >>> mitt romney will also be campaigning in virginia today. he's holding a coal country rally just days after accusing the obama administration of crushing the coal industry. meantime romney is clarifying his controversial 47% comments. now he says he was completely wrong when he said half of americans are victims independent on the government. now both mitt romney and president obama will be keeping a close eye on the jobless report which is due to be released in about an hour from now. 115,000 jobs were added. they say that will increase the unemployment rate to 8.2%. now that some discouraging job seekers are returning to look for jobs. >>> the film that di pickets the osama bin laden man hunt is set to debut in two days. the new film is distributed by the weinstein com
may be headed toward a criminal investigation. some of the coal miners who stood with mitt romney at an ohio rally in august told a radio talk show that they were forced to do so without pay and feared being fired if they didn't attend. "i don't think it's right. it's unethical and immoral." "i think that congress needs to do something about it. rules need to change." the employer, murray energy corporation, denies the allegations and says, "there will be additional layoffs, not only at murray energy, but also throughout the united states coal industry due to mr. obama's 'war on coal' and the destruction that it has caused to so many jobs and families in the ohio valley area and elsewhere." "i think it's the 'wild wild west.' restrictions are needed on those with so much money and so much political power." allegations against murray energy sparked a federal elections commission complaint and a call for the u.s. attorney in northern ohio to investigate. these are hardly the only allegations of political pressure employers are applying in the workplace. two weeks ago, employees of k
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